HR Administration

Testing Employees for Legally Prescribed Medications Must be Done Carefully

An employer can only inquire about an employee's prescription medications under these limited circumstances.

In the Dura Automotive case, the employer tested all of its employees for prescription medications, regardless of their job duties. This across-the-board testing runs afoul of the ADA. If you have safety-sensitive positions, in which employees will pose a direct threat by performing their essential job functions while impaired, then you may be able to test those employees for legally-prescribed medications.

Meet the 2011 Game Changers

The winners are all rising stars, 40 years old and younger, who are making their mark in human resources and other areas of workplace management.

Workplace challenges have never been greater than in this era of globalization, economic uncertainty and accelerated technological change. At the same time, nimble workforce management is ever more critical to an organization’s success. The 15 winners of Workforce Management’s first Game Changers award competition have demonstrated the kinds of skills and achievements that are so necessary in the competitive 21st…

The Five Sweetest Jobs in HR and Talent Management

Over the past 30 years, there’s been a progressive movement to redefine the value proposition of HR through titles and classification.

Kris Dunn says his list of the best HR jobs includes roles in talent management. If you’re a performer in HR, you’ll increasingly find strategic opportunities for growth in roles with talent management in the title.

Part 4: Leading People Through Disasters

Everyone, especially managers and those in HR, should be extra sensitive to the needs and problems of employees. Managers should be aware of unusual behavioral trends or problems developing in your department.

Everyone, especially managers and those in HR, should be extra sensitive to the needs and problems of employees. Managers should be aware of unusual behavioral trends or problems developing in your department.

Part 2: Leading People Through Disasters

Here is a step-by-step blueprint to help HR professionals deal with the effect of disasters on their workforces.

Because of concerns about caring for employees, a “responsibility structure” was devised so that all affected managers, HR leaders and individuals in other key functions were clear on who was responsible for what once employees were safe and the company was ready to start back to work.

Workforce Management Exclusive Online Resource Series: Preparing for Disaster

We hope your business never has to put a disaster plan into action, but there is no substitute for being prepared.

When disaster strikes, guiding your workforce during the incident, and then getting your employees back on their feet and back to work, could be the key to your company’s survival. The odds of your business recovering quickly from a major disaster greatly improve if you are prepared and have practical plans in place for managing your workforce in the face of a major crises such as a fire, hurricane or earthquake.